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    Vladivostok: Russia's Gateway to Asia

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    Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok hosted the second Eastern Economic Forum, seen as a brainstorming session for Asian policymakers and businessmen in giving new steam to Moscow’s integration into the Pacific locomotive of global growth.

    President Putin decided to make the September summit a yearly event after its inaugural success last year, and the gathering has since served to remind everyone in the region that Russia is indeed a Pacific player. While boasting nowhere near the economic prowess in this part of the world as its Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other partners do, Moscow has sought to transform this disadvantage into an opportunity by actively courting millions of dollars of new investment into the Far East’s infrastructure and other related projects.

    We discussed this topic in more details with Alexei Voskresensky, Dean of School of Political Affairs at MGIMO University and editor-in-chief of "Comparative Politics" magazine (studio guest); Brian Yeung, an independent geopolitical analyst; and Alexander Lomanov, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    2016 Eastern Economic Forum in Russia's Vladivostok (41)
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